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Big hall on campus

Big hall on campus

Scout Springgate, Managing Editor

September 2, 2019

As students begin the annual migration to campus, many will be greeted by the recently  completed residence hall welcoming them with open arms. The new residence hall, which broke ground directly west of Fischer Hall in April 2018, features a unique “suite-like” design to its rooms. This design ...

New halls progress after years of delay

Nathan Kober, Staff Writer

April 26, 2017

The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents approved construction for a new residence hall at UW-Whitewater after  years of delays on Friday, April 7. The university expects construction to begin in April 2018 and the hall to open in fall 2019. At a building plan meeting in fall 2016, t...

New Campus dorm project approved

Nathan Kober, Staff Writer

October 7, 2016

Construction of a new residential hall at UW-Whitewater will begin after 3 years of delays with hopes of opening by Fall 2019. Although the building is still in the early design phase, The Director of University Housing Frank Bartlett said the University has all the authority it needs from the state to begi...

UW-W enters year with budget surplus

Kimberly Wethal, Co-Editor in Chief

October 7, 2016

Last year, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater officials were facing an unbalanced budget situation and were anticipating a necessary $1 million dip into cash reserves just to keep instruction going during the 2016-17 academic year. However, just a few weeks into the academic year, Vice Chancellor fo...

Res hall project moves forward: State OKs building’s progress after delays

October 14, 2015

By Kimberly Wethal Oct. 14, 2015   Not knowing the reason for a halt in the progression of a new residence hall on campus was “challenging” for University Housing Director Frank Bartlett. Early last week, however, UW-Whitewater received  the go-ahead from the state to move forward wit...

On the chopping block: $250 million cut to UW System means $5.8 million loss for UW-W

September 30, 2015

By Kimberly Wethal News Editor Emily Lepkowski Staff Editor While the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater didn’t lose the most money when the state budget was finalized (UW-Madison shouldered the largest loss with a reduction of $52.8 million), UW-W saw the amount of state assistance for educat...

Funding lost for public transit

September 16, 2015

By Vesna Brajkovic Managing Editor   Weekday public transportation will no longer service Whitewater – effective January 1, 2016 – after the loss of funding from a local sponsor. The Janesville Transit System’s (JTS) Janesville-Milton-Whitewater Innovation Express (JMW) route has b...

Residence Hall project moves to next stage

Residence Hall project moves to next stage

September 3, 2014

Sept. 3, 2014 By Alexandria Zamecnik   After getting the nod to proceed with the next phase in building, State Rep. Andy Jorgensen, D-Milton, immediately called Chancellor Richard Telfer. “He was very happy and glad to hear the news and was excited that the ball is rolling,” Jorgensen...

Cost efficient renovations planned on campus

September 4, 2012

  The Fischer/Wellers project, which was completed this summer, is just the beginning of a master plan to renovate all residence halls and add four new student-housing facilities on campus. The master plan continues until 2031. The plan also includes tearing down the Wells towers. Bartlett...

New residence hall possible for fall 2015

February 15, 2012

Residence Life Director Frank Bartlett presented the progress of the Residence Life Master Plan Thursday to students, faculty and staff. The master plan is a comprehensive plan for the renovation of existing student housing and the planned building of new structures to meet the expected needs of t...

A thank you for listening

February 8, 2012

Dear Mr. Frank Bartlett: I would like to thank you for responding to my article, “Making UW-W More Accessible to Everyone,” published in the October 12, 2011 issue of “The Royal Purple.”  As a result of your proactive response, the HawkCard Purple Points machine in the laundry room of ...

Renovated residence halls to see sprinklers

October 19, 2011

Crews renovating residence halls on campus will be installing functional sprinkler systems to increase student safety. Currently, the dorms in the six-pack do not have sprinkler systems. According to Executive Director of Residence Life Frank Bartlett, the university is not required to install sprinkler systems by law, ...

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